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I had a nice time down in London at Into You – such a friendly and talented crew, I really am looking forward to my return in August (7-8-9th). If you’re in London or nearby and want to book in then please email: blue@into-you.co.uk.

Here are some of the things I did there mixed in with some stuff from Edinburgh.

 

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Also here are a couple of pieces that I managed to get healed shots of. It’s always good when you get the chance to get the tattoo once it’s settled in.

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Henna Pufferfish Nest Whale

So here is some more work from the last few weeks – I’m almost back up to date.

First up I added to Jane’s mandal/henna arm next to some great pieces by Stef fro Old Town Tattoo in Edinburgh. Then there are various other pieces – amongst them a puffer fish nest – look the video up on the internet as it’s pretty cool – a Native American textile pattern whale, a Ganesh and amongst it a piece of Japanese inspired colour work from a few years back that I added a chest panel onto.

 

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I’ve been a little slow on the blog update again so there’ll likely be more than one this week – I have been busy doing tattoos though so here are some pictures of what I’ve been up to.

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Into You London

 

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I am very pleased to be able to announce that I shall be doing a monthly guest spot at Into You Tattoo in London beginning on 3rd July 2014. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work at this prestigious studio – if it were not for Into You I probably wouldn’t have been inspired to get into tattooing in the first place.

For bookings please email Blue at the studio: blue@into-you.co.uk

Hope Mandala

I was pleased to be asked to do a commission for Brian Jobson for his hair salon Hope Hairdressing in Dunfermline, Scotland. He asked for a centrepiece to catch the clients eye while they were at the backwash which I was happy to do for him. Here’s the result photo courtesy of Brian.

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Doors Upon Doors

So I have recovered from my op and went to London for a guest spot at Seven Doors which went well with plenty of new and returning customers booking in with me directly. Thanks for having me Jondix and Deno!

I had a nice time in London and whilst there I started discussions for a regular guest spot with one of the UK’s  if not the worlds most seminal and influential tattoo studios – keep your eye’s peeled for announcements! To say I’m excited about this opening door is an understatement.

Anyway here are some of the pieces I was working on:

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It’s always nice to have folks come back in to show their healed pieces, Matthew came in to show me how his Foo dogs healed up this week, and they’re looking great amongst the regrown arm hair.

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I finished off Beth’s feet this week, so now they are a pair.

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I also finished off Alex arm with a bit more dotwork and another mandala.

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And a simple dotwork diamond for Kelly.

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I’ll be off work for a few days next week for a routine operation, and then I’ll be away to London for my guest spot at Seven Doors.

I’m taking bookings for Edinburgh for May and June, as always email themrzigzag@gmail.com or pop into Red Hot & Blue Tattoo to book.

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I have some t-shirts, tote bags and prints left after the Scottish convention that are on sale in Red Hot & Blue Tattoo in Edinburgh and via email Paypal order the mrzigzag@gmail.com

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It’s been a diverse week, with mandalas, and a fair bit of traditional Japanese work, here’s some of what I’ve been up to.

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And an unusual piece based on a mural in Portland on Simon

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Scottish Tattoo Convention 2014

Last weekend was a busy one, tattoo talk with visiting buddies from around the globe, and a little bit of tattooing too.

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The Scottish Tattoo Convention is always a friendly one, was great to be back after missing out last year while I was away travelling.

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It was a full on weekend, I only booked in 2 pieces to give me plenty of time for chatting and a little time for judging - some very hard decisions to be made for best of show.

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I made progress on Tom’s crazy aperture sleeve and gave his good lady some very sore feet.

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Thanks to Jim and all the gang for putting on another great show.

There were a few late nights this week getting some other pieces done in the shop, after unpacking after the convention.

There’s a couple of pieces still in progress

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And some one shot fun

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Edinburgh customers are coming to me with some great ideas this year so far, making it a pleasure to be back.

Londoners, I have 1 spot remaining for my guest spot at Seven Doors, London in May, email themrzigzag@gmail.com for bookings.

 

 

Geomentality

This week it’s been total non-stop dotwork, and preparing banners, stickers and all the rest for the Scottish Convention this weekend.

I finished off Jamie’s crazy sleeve with some background

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And a few more bits from the week.

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This weekend, 29th-30th March, I’ll be out of the studio and at the Scottish Tattoo Convention at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, I have some new t-shirts on the way and they’ll be on sale at the Red, Hot & Blue booth. Looking forward to a crazy weekend.